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Notes and Observations Week 14: Patriots Mount Another Improbable Comeback; Beat Browns 27-26

Sunday’s game was one of the more bittersweet experiences for fans of the Patriots. Down 26-14 with 2:39 left in the game, all hope was almost lost, fans made their way to the exits, and Tom Brady did what Tom Brady has done his whole career. With some help of a pass interference call, and […]

Week 13 Notes and Observations: Patriots Survive Trap Game, Beat Texans 34-31

This game had all the makings of a classic trap game. The Patriots were coming off two huge prime time games against the Panthers and Broncos, and the Texans had lost nine straight games. The Texans’ record may have said 2-9, but most of the games they lost were decided by seven points or less. There […]

How the Patriots Beat Peyton Manning’s Broncos, and Where They Go From Here

Wow. Sunday night was certainly a game that lends itself to hyperbole, guttural wailing, screaming and crying. At times I found myself elated, followed shortly by rage, followed by desperation in sorrow. The win probably chart above sums up the game pretty perfectly, if you ask me. It was, in short, a typical Tom Brady-Peyton […]

Week 11 Notes and Observations: Panthers Edge Patriots Amid Controversial Non-Call, 24-20

There is no way around the fact that this was a statement game for both teams. The Panthers were riding a five-game winning streak coming into Week 11, and a win over the Patriots is the equivalent to the Super Bowl for teams who haven’t been relevant in years. The Patriots needed a win to […]

Does Ed Reed Make Sense for the Patriots?

“I know a coach down in New England that loves Ed Reed. When I was in those meetings, we talked about him a lot. He’s a heck of a player, he does a lot of things on and off the field because he’s a leader and he understands the game of football. He needs to […]

Video: Belichick Recorded Making Fun of “Little” Red Sox Players

Are you already suffering from Week 10 withdrawal? Have a case of the Brady-Belichick Blues? The Patriots may be on their bye week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get some of your football fill. During last week’s 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was mic’d up by the […]

Week 9 Notes and Observations: Patriots Offense Finally Looks Sharp in 55-31 Win Over Steelers

The first half of this season has been an amazing coaching job by Bill Belichick and his staff. The offseason was highlighted by Aaron Hernandez going to jail on a murder charge, as well as the fact that the Patriots let Wes Welker go to the conference rival Denver Broncos. This season itself has been […]

Week 9 NFL Preview: Patriots-Steelers in Foxboro

In last week’s game, the Patriots were down by 17-3 by half time. Tom Brady then turned everything around in the second half, tying the score with two touchdowns in the third quarter leading to a 27-17 win. It’s also worth noting that the defense didn’t allow a score in the second half in improving […]

The Gronks: Coming to a TV near you?

Just when you thought Rob Gronkowski couldn’t possibly garner more attention he goes out and does something that leaves you shaking your head. Well today it’s his family putting him into the spotlight.  Reports have leaked indicating that the Gronkowski family is pitching an animated TV show. The show is being pitched as a fictionalized […]

Week 8 Notes and Observations: Patriots Score 24 Unanswered Points to Beat Dolphins 27-17

It’s hard to justify a must win game in October, but this game was just that. After letting a win slip away against the Jets last week in overtime, a game against the division rival Dolphins became more important than usual. The Patriots needed this one to keep distance in the division as the Jets […]

2013 Patriots Midseason Report: No Longer Elite?

We are officially midway through the Patriots’ 2013 season and, for the first time in what feels like a decade, the Patriots status as an elite team feels questionable at best and nonexistent at worse. They are 6-2, and look to have the edge on another AFC East title, but not much besides that seems […]

Tom Brady Finger Injury? Photo Shows QB Taped Up

Tom Brady had one of his worst games in recent memory last week against the Jets, finishing 22 of 46 (47.8%), 228 yards, no touchdowns and one interception (a pick-6) in a loss. After the pick-6 play, Brady was seen flexing his hand as if he had been somewhat hurt. Well, maybe he actually was. […]

Week 7 Notes and Observations: Patriots Let One Slip Away, Lose to Jets 30-27 in OT

We are all aware of the controversial call that ended up winning the game for the Jets. Yes, that was an awful call at a critical moment in the game, but you can’t allow the game to be in the referees’ hands. NFL officials, or officials in any sport for that matter, have shown that […]

Week 6 Notes & Observations: Patriots Stun Saints With Last Second Touchdown; Win 30-27

There’s a reason football games are 60 minutes and Sunday’s game used up every single one. It was a game where the Patriots looked in firm control of after a strong first half, but almost gave it away with cautious play-calling in the second half. The Patriots did everything they could to lose this game […]

Week 5 Notes & Observations: Patriots Offense Flounders in 13-6 Loss to Bengals

Usually these pieces are broken up into the first and second half but after yesterday’s game there really isn’t a need. Neither team’s offense looked good, but the Bengals were just good enough to outlast the Patriots. Tom Brady had his streak of 52 straight games with a passing touchdown snapped the week before he […]